May 25, 2019 Subject:
These are great & audio quality superb
I think these mayve been more geared toward younger people, but I thoroughly enjoy them time & time again. Lessons in history & science- kind of like an "audio Mental Floss on steroids". Although dramatized, it seems these have more information on each inventor/science tale than a lot of websites list in their studies of same. Hearing episodes has had a more lasting effect on my memory than reading about each project, especially Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss.
December 31, 2015 Subject:
No.s 15 & 16 the same
"A New Kind of Movie" episode mistakenly plays the Westinghouse story, so it's on here twice, instead of two different episodes.
These aren't exactly historically exact, the inventors/scientists weren't always laughed at when they proposed their ideas at first. "stop a train, with AIR?? HAHHahHA (Westinghouse) "My hands are CLEAN, doctor!" (washing hands to prevent perpueral fever, caused by germs on doctor's hands from previous patients and morgue visits).
Either way I give this a good review, for adults as I would not want children to hear it and assume everyone was anti-invention in the past (they weren't - people wree the same now as they were then and welcomed new inventions especially ones that saved lives) minus a star for the duplicate episode, and audio isn't perfect but not unlistenable
February 24, 2008 Subject:
Interesting topics, great delivery
Science features, anecdotes, historical docu-dramas and technology news. A bit pedantic at times but otherwise highly listenable.
A couple of clunkers, but overall a great way to enjoy a brief history of early 20th century marvels.